Claude Monet and the painting of his famous Water Lilies will be the subject of a talk at this year’s Art Fair Cheshire.
Best-selling author Ross King will be discussing Mad Enchantment, his book about the French painter’s creation and will also sign copies.
He is one of four guest speakers marking the 20th anniversary of Art Fair Cheshire at Macclesfield Town Hall from Sept 26 until Oct 3.
The event features an exhibition of more than 80 artists and crafts experts and celebrates two decades of exhibiting and selling art for East Cheshire Hospice.
Art Fair Cheshire is one of the north west’s leading art events and has contributed more than £350,000 to the Hospice. The guest speaker schedule is:
Sat, Sept 28 – 12 pm: Figure Painting from Life in Oils. Distinguished painter Norman Long demonstrates his portrait skills and discusses his techniques.
2 pm: Harry Ousey Remembered. The artist’s niece tells of her journey researching the life and times of Manchester-born artist Harry Ousey. His paintings, diaries and sketch notes were left to her in 1997.
Sun, Sept 29 – 12 pm: Susie MacMurray. Artist Susie MacMurray will give an illustrated talk on her work and discuss her latest installation ‘Gathering’ at Tatton Park. Inspired by the work of the Hospice, it features more than 4,000 individual elements hand-stitched by the artist and volunteers.
2 pm: Ross King discusses Mad Enchantment.
Talks are free with no booking required. Seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Artist-led tours will take place on Mon, Sept 30, Tue Oct 1 and Wed Oct 2, all at 11 am.
The bi-ennial Art Fair has free entry and is open from 10.30 am until 5 pm each day , with late night opening until 8.30 pm on Tuesday Oct 1 when visitors can enjoy a glass of wine while they browse the art.
Each participating artist donates at least 40 per cent of every sale to support the Hospice which helps to fund its Art Psychotherapist.
This year’s exhibition has many returning artists and a lot of new exhibitors. Organisers say it has everything from greetings cards to large paintings with something to suit every pocket.
* Go to www.theartfair.org.uk.